Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun basin

5 senses of basin

Sense 1
basin -- (a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin")
       => vessel -- (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))

Sense 2
basin, basinful -- (the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water")
       => containerful -- (the quantity that a container will hold)

Sense 3
basin -- (a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake")
       => natural depression, depression -- (a sunken or depressed geological formation)

Sense 4
river basin, basin, watershed, drainage basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area -- (the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 5
washbasin, basin, washbowl, washstand, lavatory -- (a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face")
       => sink -- (plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe)

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